Decorating

Making a Home That Inspires Creativity
Making a Home That Inspires Creativity

Making a Home That Inspires Creativity

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Lily H. Valentine If you’re an aspiring artist and want to be more creative, it is absolutely KEY to make a space in your home that inspires creativity, brings about peace of mind and allows you to focus on your artistic endeavors. Having a personal space that will foster creativity is just as essential…
10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)
10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)

10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post by our organizing expert, Monica Ricci, had been a reader favorite since 2014. As a certified professional organizer, I’ve been in thousands of homes and apartments helping my clients take back control of their lives. One theme that always shows up in my work is my advice to look for as many ways…
25 First Apartment Essentials
25 First Apartment Essentials

25 First Apartment Essentials

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment and not sure what you’ll need? Here’s a list of 25 essential items that will get you started furnishing your new place. Cleaning Supplies: 1. Broom and dustpan 2. Mop, bucket, and all purpose cleaning liquid 3. Paper towels 4. Disinfecting spray 5. Wash cloths (microfiber works great) 6. Laundry…
18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment
18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Need a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to spruce up your apartment? Bring a potted plant indoors to add color and decoration. With the right water and light conditions, most of these plants are low-maintenance.  Plus, many of these indoor plants purify air, which is a much cheaper – and better looking – way to…
Decorator’s Toolkit: The 5 Essentials
Decorator’s Toolkit: The 5 Essentials

Decorator’s Toolkit: The 5 Essentials

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When moving into your first place, a basic toolkit is pretty important for decorating and other little jobs around the apartment. Every decorator, newbie or extraordinaire, should consider investing in the list below to make apartment decorating easy. Without the necessary tools, hanging pictures or other art can become a huge mess. Avoid the frustration by creating your…
Moving In Together and Blending Decorating Styles With Your S.O.
Moving In Together and Blending Decorating Styles With Your S.O.

Moving In Together and Blending Decorating Styles With Your S.O.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ll admit it. Decorating my apartment was one of the things I was MOST looking forward to when moving into my own place. The only hiccup? I actually first moved into my boyfriend’s place. We were both very excited to live together and it was one of the best decisions we could have made for our…
Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping
Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping

Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The idea of furnishing a new apartment, in addition to paying rent, is the stuff of nightmares for those of us paying off loans. Add the Pinterest-induced pressure of accent pieces, space-saving DIY projects, and words like “minimalist,” “bohemian,” and “shabby chic,” and one wants to throw their hands up and sleep on an air…
Tattered Elegance: An Introduction To Shabby Chic
Tattered Elegance: An Introduction To Shabby Chic

Tattered Elegance: An Introduction To Shabby Chic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are a budget-challenged first apartment renter, there is a design trend called Shabby Chic that is perfect for you. It’s typified by rustic designs, upcycled accessories, elegantly faded trimmings -such as drapery and linens – and eclecticism, in a way that is both functional and beautiful. Shabby Chic is a wonderful choice for…
And Our $400 GIVEAWAY the Winner Is…
And Our $400 GIVEAWAY the Winner Is…

And Our $400 GIVEAWAY the Winner Is…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our randomly selected $400 GIVEAWAY winner is Karmyn whose first furniture purchase was a lamp because there was no lighting in the apartment. Karmyn’s wish list item is a desk. We will notify the winner by email with further details. Congratulations to Karmyn and thanks to all our Apt2B.com $400 GIVEAWAY participants. So what were…
$400 Furniture GIVEAWAY!
$400 Furniture GIVEAWAY!

$400 Furniture GIVEAWAY!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Giveaway This GIVEAWAY is now closed. The winner will be announced later today. To celebrate the beginning of the summer season and help you kick-start furnishing your first apartment,  Apt2B.com, one of our favorite online furniture sites, will give one lucky GIVEAWAY winner a $400 gift certificate to their site.  But that’s not all!…